What you help fund
The money you raise is spent by the Bobby Moore Fund on high-quality bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK.
In order to ensure the quality of research, we have established a series of Bobby Moore Research Fellowships. These are awarded on a competitive basis to ensure that only the very best scientists are chosen.
Currently we are supporting projects ranging from studies into the genetics of bowel cancer to new surgical techniques, new treatments as well as ways to prevent and reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer.
Projects supported by the Bobby Moore Fund take place across the UK including Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester.
Here is a selection of our current research projects. Contact us if you would like information about all projects being supported by the Bobby Moore Fund.
Unraveling the genes behind bowel cancer
Professor Malcolm Dunlop and his team at the Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh are using cutting edge technology to uncover the genes associated with bowel cancer.
Understanding how bowel cancer grows
Dr Pedro Cutillas and his research team at Bart’s & the London School of Medicine are looking for differences between the way bowel cancer cells and healthy cells use nutrients to grow and divide.
A new way of delivering radiotherapy
Dr Ricky Sharma and his team at the University of Oxford are running a clinical trial to find out if using a new radiotherapy technique alongside chemotherapy can kill bowel cancer cells that have spread to the liver.
When is the best time to use chemotherapy?
Professor Dion Morton at the University of Birmingham is leading a trial to find out if having some chemotherapy before surgery can delay or stop bowel cancer returning.